Sandy beaches, sunshine, and warm temperatures -- all good reasons to visit Hilton Head Island. But, spending time on the island is irresistible when you add to the mix the Hilton Head Motoring Festival (HHMF). Three events of the HHMF: a Car Club Jamboree, Concours d'Elegance, and a car auction (hosted by the official auction company for the event) were held October 31 through November 1 on the Island. Here, some of the country's finest collector vehicles were exhibited, either for show or for sale. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous cars, and plenty of southern hospitality -- who could have asked for more?
This year's Concours showcased 170 classic vehicles, spanning 1900 through 1973. Chrysler, this year's featured marque, included a full spectrum of Mopars, such as Imperials, DeSotos, Airflow Coupes, Belvederes, a Dodge Challenger, a Superbird, Woodies, and Chrysler-powered Ghias. Also, BMW celebrated 100 years with special Beamers, and iconic examples of the Shelby Mustang and Porsche marked 50 and 40 years, respectively.
A few of the cars at the 2015 Car Club Jamboree:
The four winners of this year's Jamboree were: People's Choice Award - 2004 Porsche 911; Best American Car - 1941 Cadillac; Best European Car - 1951 Porsche 356; Best of Show - 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC.
Auction America had their innaugural auction in Hilton Head on Saturday, where they offered these cars and so much more:
Other cars on the Concours show field:
Here are the three winners of this year's Concours: People's Choice Award - 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, owned by Rare Wheels Collection of Windemere, FL; Paul Doerring Award - 1957 Dual Ghia Convertible, owned by David and Doreen Salzman of Jupiter, FL; Best in Show - 1933 Chrysler Imperial Phaeton, owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, NJ.
For a recap of last year's Jamboree and Concours, click here.